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Kirkland, Doris L. of Marietta, Georgia, transitioned on June 13, 2017.  Although residing in Marietta, Doris was a long-time resident of Largo.  She was born on Indian Rocks Beach, and was a retired CNA at Suncoast Hospital.  During her residence in Largo, she was a member of Green Chapel AME Church and while in Marietta, Doris was a member of Zion Baptist Church. Throughout her life, Doris demonstrated a sincere passion for helping others and her community. She loved her churches and while able served in various church positions throughout her life.  Her most favorite hobbies were fishing and playing bingo. Doris lives on in the hearts and memories of her daughter, Barbara Perry; three brothers Earl Perry (Shirley), Willie Perry (Rose), Leo Perry, and one sister, Allie Smith; a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and friends.  Two sisters, Myrtle Gardner, Ida Perry Mitchell, and one brother, Eugene Perry, preceded Doris in death. Funeral Services will be Saturday, June 24, 12:30 pm at Mt. Olive MB Church, 1124 Harvey Lane, Clearwater, Florida 33756.  Visitation will be on Friday, June 23, 6-8 pm at Smith-Young Funeral Home, Clearwater, Florida.


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  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith-Youngs FH
  • Saturday, June 24, 2017
    I like to say a good-bye to a wonderful friend.
    ~ Vivian Stonom   Largo, FL
  • Thursday, June 29, 2017
    I truly feel for your loss. This is such a difficult time. There isn't much that can soothe your pain, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to. He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ Rose L